Stars Rumors & News

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Stars announce one-year contract for Mattias Janmark

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension. Janmark, 24, missed the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury. The forward has registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season NHL games, all..." April 27

  • Would the Stars ever consider trading Tyler Seguin?

    Sports Day "Do you think the Stars would seriously entertain the idea of trading Tyler Seguin? Heika: He is entering Yu Darvish territory in that he will be in line to get a contract somewhere near $9 million starting in 2019-20. With Jamie Benn already committed to eight years at $9.5 million a year, you..." April 26

  • Seguin 'giddy' about Hitchcock's plan to turn him into true No. 1 center "When the Dallas Stars traded for Tyler Seguin almost four years ago they saw him as the team's No. 1 center. Well, it hasn't always worked out that way. Seguin has been the top center at times, but not consistently. This past season, for example, Seguin started out as the No. 1 center for the..." April 14

  • Hitch wants Seguin thinking, playing like a No. 1 center

    Sports Day "Ken Hitchcock considers himself an expert on the Stars -- and not just because he used to coach here. Hitchcock was the St. Louis Blues' bench boss for all five games against the Stars this season, plus two in the preseason. He coached against them for seven games in the playoffs last year,..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Dallas Stars name Ken Hitchcock as head coach "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has named Ken Hitchcock as head coach. "Ken is an exceptionally talented coach and we could not be happier to have him joining the organization," said Nill. "He is a meticulous coach who brings with him an emphasis on structure..." April 13

  • Stars go the nostalgic route, hiring coach Ken Hitchcock to replace Lindy Ruff, sources confirm

    Dallas Morning News "Turning back the clock is a dangerous enterprise, unless it involves one hour in the spring. Sometimes you miss your target. Sometimes the past is just the past. But I don't blame the Dallas Stars at all for trying, and that's where this franchise is headed. Ken Hitchcock will be announced as..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Dreger: Desjardins among top candidates for Stars’ coaching job

    Fanrag Sports "Willie Desjardins was let go as the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks on Monday after leading the team to a 30-43-9 mark and a last-place finish in the Pacific Division. Only the Colorado Avalanche had fewer points in the entire league. The Stars also fired bench boss Lindy Ruff over the..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Stars say coaching search will begin immediately: Here are three possible candidates...

    Sports Day "The Stars announced Sunday that Lindy Ruff will not return as head coach for the 2017-18 season. Ruff's four-year contract expires at the end of this season and he will not be offered an extension. The Stars will immediately begin the search for Ruff's replacement. Here are three candidates..." April 10

  • Stars announce Ruff won't return next season

    Fanrag Sports "The Dallas Stars announced on Sunday that they will not retain head coach Lindy Ruff for the 2017-2018 season. “I want to personally thank Lindy for his commitment and professionalism over the four years that he served as our head coach in Dallas,” general manager Jim Nill told “Lindy..." April 10

  • Seguin's shootout goal sends Stars past Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Tyler Seguin scored the only goal in the shootout and the Dallas Stars defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Kari Lehtonen was perfect in the shootout and stopped Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen to seal the win in..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Stars' GM hoping for quick turnaround after disappointing season "Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill was the guest on The Ticket's postgame show Thursday night with Bruce LeVine and Owen Newkirk, and he talked about a wide variety of topics. Here are some of the highlights of the interview. On the young players who have seen action late this season "It's important..." April 08

  • Arvidsson, Smith lead Predators past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Nashville Predators were already assured of a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they wanted to ensure their offense is firing on all cylinders heading into the postseason. Thanks to two goals and two assists from Viktor Arvidsson and two goals and an assist from Craig Smith..." April 07

  • Five players to watch in the NCAA Frozen Four

    Sportsnet "Now that the NCCA men’s basketball championship has been decided, it’s time to move on to the next one. No, the American college hockey Frozen Four doesn’t get nearly the attention that its winter sport counterpart does. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t stories to follow or players to keep an..." April 06

  • Honka's first career goal lifts Stars past Coyotes in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Julius Honka scored with 1:15 remaining in overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Tuesday at American Airlines Center. Honka scored his first career goal on a slap shot from the slot after getting a pass from Jason Spezza. "It feels good," Honka said...." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Lightning bury Stars with four-goal 3rd period

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Getting three goals from rookies in a must-win game, the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied back from a deficit late in the second period with four straight goals in a 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena on Sunday. "It's just a matter of going out there with the confidence..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Stars, Lehtonen shut out Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Dallas Stars won't be in the NHL playoffs this season, but they're trying to impact who will be. Their latest result hurt one of the contending teams. Kari Lehtonen made 25 saves as the Stars defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Saturday night at PNC Arena,..." April 01

  • Rask, Bruins blank Stars

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins know they didn't play a perfect hockey game in defeating the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Thursday night. But they also know they secured two more points to keep pace in the wild scramble for an Eastern Conference playoff berth. "We didn't play a great game," said..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Habs break out in third to beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have scored most of their goals this season in the third period, and it continued Tuesday night. Montreal scored three times in the final frame to skate away with a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Bell Centre. Max Pacioretty, Brendan Gallagher,..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Nikita Kucherov leads 3 Stars of the Week "Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 26. FIRST STAR - NIKITA KUCHEROV, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Kucherov posted 5-2-7 in three games,..." March 27

  • Stars beat Devils in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- On Saturday night, the New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-1 home-ice loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Less than 24 hours later, the Dallas Stars avoided the same fate, rallying for a 2-1 overtime victory over the Devils at the..." March 26

  • Cracknell's hat trick help Stars rout Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Heading into this season, Adam Cracknell had scored 11 career goals across parts of his seven previous NHL seasons with four different teams. However, thanks to his first career hat trick that adds to his career-high total of 10 goals this year, Cracknell and Kari Lehtonen, who..." March 25

  • Patrick Sharp to have season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, earns Dallas' Masterton nomination

    Sports Day "Patrick Sharp will have hip surgery Tuesday, ending one of the toughest seasons of his career. But in battling through two concussions, hip pain, and his dad's fight with leukemia, Sharp has shown significant fortitude. The Dallas chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominates..." March 25

  • Blackhawks pull off shootout win over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane practiced a new shootout maneuver against backup goaltender Scott Darling during Thursday's morning skate. Kane crossed from left to right and paused in front of the crease before flipping a backhand shot. "It ended up working..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Lehtonen, Stars shut out Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Stars are on the brink of being eliminated from playoff contention, but thanks to Curtis McKenzie, who scored the game's lone goal, and Kari Lehtonen, who stopped all 30 shots he faced, Dallas gave the home fans something to cheer about Monday. The Stars posted a 1-0 win over..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Mistakes cost the Stars again as they continue to drift away from a playoff spot

    Sports Day "The Stars and Flames were two of the most disappointing teams in the NHL in January. Calgary was floundering under new coach Glen Gulutzan, and the Stars were still trying to crawl out of the quicksand created by injuries to six forwards. But with both teams having every opportunity to make..." March 19

  • Back from illness, Elliott leads Flames past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Brian Elliott got back in his routine on Friday, won the battle with the flu and beat the Dallas Stars. The Flames goalie returned from his sick bed to make 24 saves and earn his 10th consecutive win as Calgary posted a 3-1 win. Elliott missed Calgary's loss to the..." March 18

  • Third-period goals lead Stars past Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Tyler Seguin wanted to see more pride from his team Thursday night -- and he did. Seguin also displayed some pride of his own, scoring the winning goal to lead the Stars to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. The Stars (28-32-10)..." March 17

  • Stars captain Jamie Benn hurt, but Dallas gets important win at Vancouver Thursday

    Sports Day "A trip to Rogers Arena has become an invigorating experience for the Starsin recent years. Dallas took a 4-2 win Thursday and is now 12-0-1 in its past 13 meetings with the Vancouver Canucks. But the journey was not without some bad news. Stars captain Jamie Benn suffered an upper body..." March 17

  • Seven Oilers score in victory over Stars

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers didn't mind spreading the offense around on Tuesday. Seven players made the scoresheet with goals for the Edmonton Oilers as they finally got some traction going during their eight-game homestand with a 7-1 victory over the Dallas Stars. Connor..." March 15

  • Stars agree to terms with college FA defender Bayreuther

    Fanrag Sports "Now that St. Lawrence’s season on the ice is over, one prospect from the club is expected to ink a deal with the Stars. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, defenseman Gavin Bayreuther is expected to sign with Dallas, the announcement slated for Wednesday, March 15. TSN’s Bob Mackenzie..." March 15

  • Decision Down To Buffalo Or Dallas For Gavin Bayreuther

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, one of the top college free agents has whittled his list down to two. Gavin Bayreuther of St. Lawrence University will decide between Buffalo and Dallas either tonight or tomorrow. The young Bayreuther was listed first by our own Brian La Rose in our look at the..." March 14

  • Sharks stroll past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Pavelski couldn't remember the last time he scored a short-handed goal. No one will forget the one the San Jose captain scored Sunday, though, as it proved to be a back-breaker for the Dallas Stars. Pavelski scored twice and Aaron Dell continued his backup goaltending..." March 13

  • Dallas Stars Sign Curtis McKenzie To $700k, 1-Year Extension

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The Dallas Stars have signed forward Curtis McKenzie to a $700,000, one-year contract extension. McKenzie has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 43 games in his first full NHL season. The 26-year-old shares third on the team with a plus-seven rating and ranks fourth with 87 hits." March 10